| Feb 21, 2013
| 8:12 AM
The band is still touring, its music is upbeat, and its shows attract the same demographic that loves slot machines.
So that makes the Beach Boys a slam-dunk entry into the world of slots. Last week, the Beach Boys slot machine rolled out at the...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Hip-hop and food are not strangers to each other--in fact the opulence and eccentricities of rap music has often lended itself well to cuisine. From Common's classic single, "The Food," to Kanye's classic snark, "What she order?/Fish filet," Chicago...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The best thing the Grammys telecast attempts to do is also its most tricky feat to accomplish: the artist pair-up. For every Elton John and Eminem, there's a Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers. For every Mumford & Sons and Bob Dylan, there's a record-...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Two theme parks rev up their big festivals this weekend, and both feature concerts and themed cuisine. For the first time in years, the beginning of Universal’s Mardi Gras aligns with the “real” Mardi Gras, as seen in New Orleans. The...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Awards handed out Sunday before the evening Grammy Awards telecast sometimes set the stage for what happens during the national TV broadcast. This year, the Black Keys got the momentum rolling by having a hand in three awards early on, including rock...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Music and romance are centerpieces of activities this week at Orlando's theme parks and attractions. Here's a roundup:
+ Universal's Mardi Gras is a doubleheader this weekend with the Steve Miller Band on Saturday and the group Boys Like Girls on Sunday....
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Jenny Owen Youngs
w/ Mirah and Jaymay. $12 advance, $14 doors. 7 p.m., Nov. 11. The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Building H, Hamden, (203) 288-6400, thespace.tk.
As a frivolous pop song, "Call Me Maybe" happily aspires to be nothing more than that....
| Sep 4, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Indie folk, or chamber pop, or whatever it’s called when musicians sing together over an acoustic/electric mix of instruments (it used to be called “folk rock”), is full of recycled chord progressions and predictable vocal harmonies....
| Sep 13, 2012
| 8:12 PM
For a true sample of what Newport Beach's culinary scene has to offer, look no further than the annual Taste of Newport.
Hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and staffed by an army of more than 1,000 volunteers, the Taste draws more than 50,...
| Aug 23, 2011
Ross Barbour, the last surviving original member of the Four Freshmen, the influential close-harmony vocal quartet that came to fame in the 1950s with hits such as "Graduation Day," has died. He was 82.
Barbour, who had lung cancer, died Saturday at...
| May 17, 2011
Bob Flanigan, a founding member and original lead singer of the innovative vocal group the Four Freshmen, whose elegantly intricate jazz-rooted singing was a profound influence on Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson as well as the Lettermen, the...